Everything worth accomplishing in life takes some degree of patience, and usually happens one step at a time. From learning how to actually walk as a baby, to riding a bike, to driving a car, to figuring out how to raise children of your own... or writing a book and trying to get published. We are all at different places in our lives and goals, and we all take different paths to get where we want to go or do what we want to accomplish. One person might take a few less steps (or a few more) than you to get to the same place. But as long as we make it -- accomplish what we set out to do -- does it matter how many steps it took? What do you think? As you can tell from my 6 part post on "my path to getting an agent," I took a TON of steps to get to that goal. I could have quit so many times, but I didn't. Did I want to quit along the way? Um, yes. But am I so incredibly grateful now that I didn't? That I kept forcing myself to take those steps, no matter what? You bet I am! I know it doesn't end here, either. I have more steps to take on my journey to getting published, and they will continue even after I have a book on a shelf.
So, my question on this Monday (the start of a new week, with new promise) is this: What is your next step? Have you been worried about taking it? Or are you moving forward with purpose and confidence? Let's all "step" into this week with a smile and renewed purpose and make it a great one. Then we can all relax and enjoy the long holiday weekend. Right? (For everyone here in the U.S. anyway...)